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Recently I purchased these 2 products for my 30 litre tank:

Pisces Seiryu Stone x 2

Pisces Malaysian Driftwood x 1 (I currently have another piece of this wood in the tank)


I’m looking to re-scape my tank, here’s a pic of what it currently looks like:



And here’s something similar to what I want to create:



So, I need some advice on the sheer logistics of going about this re-scape. In particular:

- Should I remove my betta, plants and as many shrimp as possible whilst doing the rescape?
- How can I avoid killing / disturbing my BB?
- How can I make sure my plants won’t die off from shock of being moved?
- What plants should I use where?

As you can see from the pictures, my current plants are: lace fern, java moss, 2x crypts, and a few straggly hygrophila and bacopa which I may or may not keep.

I’m thinking something along the lines of using the java moss to create a ‘grass’ around the one side of the base of the rocks / wood, then somehow attaching the lace fern to the wood so it looks like it’s growing out of it like it’s part of a tree… I’m not sure what to do with my crypts at this stage, most likely I’ll leave them at the base of the rocks.

Could this work?


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1. Yes remove the betta, shrimp, and plants. Just throw them in a bowl for now. Drain the tank. Than change the substrate if you are doing to change it. If not dont drain the tank. Than add the hardscape (driftwood and rocks). Than add the plants. Than fill with water again, if you took it out. Than acclimate the fish again to the temp and than your ready to go.

2. Just make sure the filter and filter media stays wet.

3. There is no real way. Just put some root tabs and they should be fine.

4. Do you want me to post a drawing? Showing where to put all the different plants. The way i think would look good and you would like it.
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Thanks Tankman :)

A drawing would be fabulous! To help, here's some pics of the actual rocks and wood that I got. You can also see a more detailed pic of my other piece of wood on my profile.

Rock Mineral Geology Igneous rock Graphite


Wood Tree Driftwood Plant Trunk


Thanks again!
 

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Yeah, something along those lines, just something natural looking that incorporates my current plants and makes it look like a mountain and/or trees... if you get what I mean!
 

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New plants are an option, however I'm a bit limited on which plants I can get as my setup is very low tech.
 

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Plants would be;
Ludwigia repens
Water sprite
Water wisteria
Lemon bacopa
Crypt wendetii
Temple hygro
Moneywort
Some type of moss
Dwarf sag in the front of the rocks.
Also tie some java fern and anubias to the driftwood and rocks.
I would keep the plants in groups like what i drew. But i think you would like it more if you mixed it up a little and made it more of a wild look.


For plant care i would get these;
Flourish excel
Flourish comprehensive
Root tabs
Also i would do flourite in the corners where you are planting. Than in the open space black sand. If you do the flourite, root tabs are not needed. The only way this can look good is with a lot of trimming and time.
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Thanks again for your idea, the drawings look fine and make perfect sense! I think I'll stick with white gravel rather than black sand, just because the white gravel makes my bettas colours really pop, and I like the clean bright look of it. Otherwise, you have some great ideas. I'll have to have a hunt around for some plants now... Will post pics over the weekend of what I've done, this will definitely be a work in progress!
 

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No problem im happy to help. Just one thing though. White actually washes out colors a little bit. Black makes the fishes colors darker cuz they are mimicking there habitat. It also makes the plants pop a lot more. But you are obviously free to use whatever you want. Looking forward to how it will look.
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